Setup room for drums?

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  1. The_Nuge

    The_Nuge Senior Member

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    Hi!
    In my infinite wisdom, and because I'm a good dad, I bought my 6-year old a drum kit... A 1992 Sonor with 22" kick, 12", 13" and 16" toms to be more specific. I've set it up in my 13' x 18' music room in the basement, and I'm wondering what can be done to keep the noise level at bay (not talking about pads - I've got those!).
    First, the basics:
    It's a town house & it's made almost entirely of concrete (which is probably good). The music room is in the basement and is approx. 13' x 18'. The flooring is oak with a resilient backing. On top of the oak there's a Persian carpet that's a bit smaller than the room. There's a book shelf and cupboards at one of the short ends of the room, where the drums are also set up. The other end has guitar amps and guitars :)
    Obviously it's quite loud, and I have the impression that a lot of the lower frequencies get transfered to the rest of the house via the lone radiator in the room.
    How do I go about optimizing the room without going completely overboard?
    And here the obligatory pic:
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  2. Freddy G

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    Nothing you can do. My older brother punished my parents with his drum kit when we were kids. They got used to it.

    But actually, if you really, really want to soundproof.....the ONLY way is to build a room within that room. Basically a box....floor, walls ceiling...and the box sits on rubber pads.
     
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    Nice kit BTW!
     
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    Maybe my neighbours will end up loving drums :band:

    Any idea if putting a heavy, insulated box around the radiator would help?
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    soundproofing is a funny thing....it might help a wee bit but not much
     

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